B i o g r a p h y
Lauren Saks has been making a career out of music since she moved to Nashville in 2011. In early 2018 she joined the band of Grammy-nominated, Canadian country artist, Terri Clark, backing her up on harmony vocals, fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar. Lauren made her Grand Ole Opry debut performing with Terri in February of 2018.
Lauren has performed and/or recorded with a variety of other Nashville artists as well, including 2010 CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Victoria Banks, Adam Wakefield (The Voice), Eric Paslay, and Dierks Bentley. She played nightly for years in Nashville's Lower Broadway honky-tonks and continues to play with artists like Colleen Orender and Adam Wakefield in venues in and out of town.
In 2012 Lauren toured with the Bluegrass group, The Dixie Bee-Liners, appearing at such venues and festivals as the Carter Family Fold and Grey Fox.
Lauren performs in classical string ensembles for events and concerts when she is not on stage with live bands. She also maintains a small private teaching studio of violin students.
Lauren received her master's degree in Commercial Violin Performance from Belmont University in 2016, and her bachelor's degree from Denison University in 2010, having double majored in violin performance and creative writing. At Denison, she was featured as concertmaster and international soloist with the Denison orchestra on a performance tour through China, and was also featured in the Denison bluegrass and swing ensembles.
In the fall of 2008, Lauren studied abroad at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music in The Netherlands.
Lauren Saks is a classically trained violinist from the Chicago area, and has been playing for over twenty years.